The picture above doesn't do the scene justice.... just watch the clip from the movie to see how wholly terrifying this stunt would've been...
This one I still don't believe had no trickery going on in it, despite every resource I've found saying it's all real.
When describing how the scene would carry out, all the cameramen at once said "Nuh-uh, too crazy. Too dangerous. We're not filming this". Immediately, James "No one tells me what to do" Cameron grabbed a camera and set out filming the scene himself.
Gotta give him credit though, the movie was a huge success, with the helicopter chase scene being one of the most memorable scenes in the whole film.
7. Safety Last - Climbing The Clock Tower
The title of the film isn't just a joke, it seemed to be the working motto for behind the scenes of this 1923 Harold Lloyd classic. As a result of a long series of shenanigans and escapades, the main character finds himself having to climb to the top floor of a Los Angeles skyscraper. So how'd they do this? Just build a set that looks like the side of a skyscraper and edit in a Los Angeles background? No? Okay, did they send the guy up a building and have gobs of nets underneath him? No?! What, did they just send their star climbing up a 12-story building with absolutely no protective measures? Oh, they did? Whoa.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHNQ9X-drdE The most amazing part? This guy had a stuntman, but only used him for one brief scene.